Kawasaki VN750 Forum banner

A beloved member has earned a timeout.

496 Views 22 Replies 10 Participants Last post by  OleDirtyDoc
There's no reason at all within this forum to resort to direct name-calling or insults during the course of a publicly viewable conversation. Neither myself nor the other moderators will tolerate this behavior.

There's absolutely nothing wrong with disagreeing with an opinion. There's nothing wrong with pointing out what you believe to be flaws in another's opinion. But there is absolutely NO reason to act like a child and directly insult another member, regardless of their stature within the forum.

He will return June 9th.

If you wish to discuss this action, this is the place to do so.
1 - 20 of 23 Posts
All I am saying is what is good for the goose is good for the gander.
  • Like
Reactions: 1
Is 鈥渉e鈥 nameless? Or did I miss another edited thread?
Is 鈥渉e鈥 nameless? Or did I miss another edited thread?
Wasn't me this time... Lol
Is 鈥渉e鈥 nameless? Or did I miss another edited thread?
KM. I thought it might be rude to post a username in the title.
I respect the decision by the administrators . I am not familiar with the discussion and am all for spirited dialogue but we have to be respectful to
each other . Very classy to not name person
  • Like
Reactions: 1
@O' Darkness Respectfully, this is a bad look for you.
First of all it's never received well when a new moderator (1 1/2 year) places a member with decades of participation and thousands of posts on time out.
Second it almost looks like a targeted act when you yourself started a very controversial subject such as gun control and ask for opinions.
I would hope that you communicated to him privately to resolve this matter before broadcast it to everyone else.
@O' Darkness Respectfully, this is a bad look for you.
First of all it's never received well when a new moderator (1 1/2 year) places a member with decades of participation and thousands of posts on time out.
Second it almost looks like a targeted act when you yourself started a very controversial subject such as gun control and ask for opinions.
I would hope that you communicated to him privately to resolve this matter before broadcast it to everyone else.
I appreciate your input, although it's important to mention that this is absolutely not my first rodeo. I do not make rash decisions nor unfair ones.

Regardless of the topic of conversation -whether it be considered controversial or not- there's simply no excuse nor tolerance for direct insults. PERIOD.

What I find to be far more concerning is that ANY "member with decades of participation and thousands of posts" should know better.

It's my duty to treat everyone equally and fairly until they've broken the rules. You break the rules, you're going to experience consequences. Especially when the rules are broken intentionally.

Thank you for your comment!
  • Like
Reactions: 3
I appreciate your input, although it's important to mention that this is absolutely not my first rodeo. I do not make rash decisions nor unfair ones.

Regardless of the topic of conversation -whether it be considered controversial or not- there's simply no excuse nor tolerance for direct insults. PERIOD.

What I find to be far more concerning is that ANY "member with decades of participation and thousands of posts" should know better.

It's my duty to treat everyone equally and fairly until they've broken the rules. You break the rules, you're going to experience consequences. Especially when the rules are broken intentionally.

Thank you for your comment!
Thanks for having moved the controversial thread to the politics section, BTW.
Thanks for having moved the controversial thread to the politics section, BTW.
No problem. That was actually my own oversight to begin with. I hadn't considered that some might consider it a political discussion, but considering the laws and regulations, blah blah blah, I realized I'd erred.
  • Like
Reactions: 1
Upon further consideration and consultation with current staff, the ban has been reduced to one week.
  • Like
Reactions: 1
That鈥檚 good news all around
I appreciate your input, although it's important to mention that this is absolutely not my first rodeo. I do not make rash decisions nor unfair ones.

Regardless of the topic of conversation -whether it be considered controversial or not- there's simply no excuse nor tolerance for direct insults. PERIOD.

What I find to be far more concerning is that ANY "member with decades of participation and thousands of posts" should know better.

It's my duty to treat everyone equally and fairly until they've broken the rules. You break the rules, you're going to experience consequences. Especially when the rules are broken intentionally.

Thank you for your comment!
Especially a former moderator...
@O' Darkness Respectfully, this is a bad look for you.
First of all it's never received well when a new moderator (1 1/2 year) places a member with decades of participation and thousands of posts on time out.
Second it almost looks like a targeted act when you yourself started a very controversial subject such as gun control and ask for opinions.
I would hope that you communicated to him privately to resolve this matter before broadcast it to everyone else.
The ex-moderator was the first to say that it doesn't matter who you are, if you violate the TOS(terms of service) you will be punished for it, no matter your status... What is good for the goose is good for the gander. He used that same saying when he gave a lifelong ban to a former moderator who also was well known on this forum.
  • Like
Reactions: 1
I quit following the forum for about 10 years because of said user. I see he hasn't changed much.
  • Like
Reactions: 1
I quit following the forum for about 10 years because of said user. I see he hasn't changed much.
I'm sorry to hear that. I hope that the message this sends is received well with consideration.
I'm sorry to hear that. I hope that the message this sends is received well with consideration.
We'll see...
  • Like
Reactions: 1
Lots of posts come from having a full imagination and empty six-pack.
  • Wow
  • Like
Reactions: 2
Lots of posts come from having a full imagination and empty six-pack.
That's a rather interesting and accurate philosophy... You could almost substitute just about anything for "posts"...
  • Like
Reactions: 1
1 - 20 of 23 Posts
Top